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Whether you are looking to teach or to deepen your knowledge of yoga, Y7’s comprehensive Teacher Training programs will give you the tools to do so. All of our programs are created in alignment with Yoga Alliance guidelines, while going above and beyond the requirements to provide our students with more hands-on experience and practical teaching applications.
We offer 200-hour, 300-hour and continuing education courses, all available in an impactful and engaging online format.
200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING
Our 200-Hour Teacher Training adheres to Yoga Alliance guidelines, while simultaneously going above and beyond the requirements by providing you with more contact hours, more hands-on experience, more practical teaching, and a greater emphasis on inclusive teaching than any other program.
Upon completion of the program, you will be able to register as a Registered Yoga Teacher-200 with Yoga Alliance.
Our Continuing Education is designed for both yoga teachers and yoga practitioners who are looking to deepen their knowledge of yoga and/or take their teaching to the next level. All courses are open to anyone regardless of teaching certification. However, 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teachers may complete courses which add up to a 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teaching Certification. There is no time limit to complete your 300-hour program through Y7 and participants may work at their own pace.
The Y7 Mentorship Program focuses on real world teaching experience, breaking out of your comfort zone and stepping into the role of yoga teacher. During our six week Mentorship Program, you will be encouraged to move away from any self-limiting beliefs around teaching yoga and to move toward tackling any obstacles that are preventing you from being the best teacher you can be.
Y7 is proud to offer full scholarship opportunities for BIPOC folx in our 200-hour teacher training. Scholarships are available to those with financial need who are involved in service within their community and strive to share the practice and learnings of yoga through teaching. Y7 guarantees at least 1 scholarship recipient for every 10 students enrolled.
June 8 – August 19
September 9 – November 21
January 4 – March 13
Sessions will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Each program has two separate tracks with times recommended for East Coast or West Coast students.
Hosted online via Zoom with supplemental reference materials, lectures, text, and mentorship + peer meetings.
This was a truly amazing program, studio and set of teachers. The gold standard in teacher training!
MEET THE TEACHERS
Amanda Gloria Valdes I arrive in space with the mission to utilize the practice of Yoga, Meditation, and the Arts as a catalyst for social change and social equity. Community building has been a passion for me for as long as I can remember. I strive to support my community as a Yoga and Meditation guide, teacher training program manager/curator, and mentor. I take pride in creating non-traditional spaces to practice yoga, meditation, and arts enrichment by building programs centering BIPOC, LGTBQ+, and birthing folx. In 2012 I was certified as a Vinyasa Yoga teacher and began teaching in New York City. In the following years I became a 500+ hr E- RYT and YACEP member. My offerings are informed by History & Philosophy, Bhakti Yoga (studied in Rishikesh, India), Energy, Subtle Body, Ayurveda, Inversions, Meditation, Katonah Yoga and more. I am passionate about supporting birthing folx as a full spectrum doula via Sumi’s Touch, Prenatal/ Postnatal Yoga, Womb Wellness Education, and training. My Yoga and Meditation offerings and training span from Y7 Studio, New York University Global Spiritual Department, zoom, and maybe your local park!
Molly Elizabeth Rice I discovered yoga in my twenties at a donation based studio in NYC attracted initially by affordable exercise and profoundly impacted by the deep healing I found. With a background in the performing arts, I have always loved movement, music, and the mind body connection. On my mat for the first time I found a form of self expression that was entirely my own to explore. A space for self inquiry, self acceptance, and tools to transcend my self limiting patterns. I did my first 300 hours of teacher training in 2011 in NYC and have been studying, practicing, and teaching ever since! I’ve studied yoga in Nicaragua, Thai Massage in Thailand, and Ayurveda in India. I am personally passionate about the therapeutic applications of yoga in supporting anxiety, depression, and addiction, all of which I have personal experience with. I believe with the right combination of curiosity, compassion, and discipline, we can find more presence and purpose both on and off our mats.
Jo Murdock I am a New York Native and lover of all things that elevate the mind, body and spirit! Yoga found me in 2017 and that’s the year I started living intentionally, breathing with a purpose, and manifesting the life I envisioned in my mind. Before Yoga I studied dance my entire life and cultivated a deep love for movement. I am classically trained and have received my certification of completion from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Once yoga became my life, I took my existing love of movement and explored the ways in which it could heal, teach, empower, and help. So, here I am today, doing my best to pay it forward. My mission as a yoga teacher is to bring yoga to communities that have historically been withheld from it and underrepresented within it.
Casey Layne Anderson From Los Angeles to New York City, I have 10+ years experience teaching yoga, guiding meditation, offering Reiki healing, and promoting empowered, personalized wellness. With a BFA in theatre from Carnegie Mellon University, I bring dynamic insights to the power of human connection. I love to utilize my talents to create artistic and inspiring experiences, combining energy and fluidity both physically and philosophically. In addition to hosting workshops and retreats, I feel most in my purpose while working with newly certified teachers as well as business professionals seeking to improve their public speaking skills and confidence. I have worked in continuing education and as a mentor with Y7 for the past five years and continue to create modules and content to take yoga off the mat. Additionally, I have extensive experience with hiring, recruiting, and providing feedback to yoga teachers of all levels. I invite you to enter the experience of teacher training with openness to the abundance of possibilities that exist for you, even those you have not yet considered. This is the beginning of a great adventure!
Darby Rae McCullough I am a yoga teacher and avid lover of all things that cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation of the human experience. I hold a 500 E-RYT with the Yoga Alliance and have been teaching Vinyasa, Hatha, and Trauma Informed Yoga for 5+ years. I have extensive training in trauma informed yoga, and yoga as a tool to engage in social justice. I believe that this practice has unlimited potential to create pivotal change within the individual and their community. Whether my students are simply interested in deepening their practice or becoming teachers themselves, it is my intention that I equip them with information and inspiration to prepare them to make their unique mark on the world.
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